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July 2019 

Megan went to Japan to the Japan Neuroscience Society meeting to give a talk, and also went by ATR to give a talk and say hi to everybody.

Sana, Kimia, and Megan will be heading to Berlin in September to attend Cognitive Computational Neuroscience and present two papers as posters -- congratulations Sana and Kimia! we'll also be going to the Bernstein Conference. 

June 2019 

Megan accepted a new faculty position as an Assistant Professor at UC Irvine Cognitive Sciences - start date March 2020.  Mehdi, Shaida, and Vanessa will move with her starting Fall 2019.

Megan, Brian, and Olenka attended ASSC in London, Ontario.

Nalani, Vanessa, Shaida, and Mehdi survived their first year of grad school.

May 2019

we had a great time at VSS, and Brian Maniscalco's talk went over very well. 

April 2019 

collaborative paper with Andrew Westphal and Jesse Rissman is accepted for publication in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Megan & Brian both receive NEI travel grants to attend VSS in May

Kimia presented her second year project! congrats Kimia!

March 2019

Megan gave a keynote at the MindBrainBody Symposium in Berlin.

Megan gave a talk at the Northern California Consciouness Conference.

Megan gave a talk at USC's biokinesiology department.

February 2019 

our newest project, Brian Maniscalco's preprint on tuned normalization, decision-making, and confidence is up on bioRxiv.  this has been a long time coming; comments welcome!

we're going to VSS in May! Brian Maniscalco's abstract, "Tuned normalization in perceptual decision-making circuits can explain seemingly suboptimal confidence behavior", was accepted as a talk. congrats, Brian!

we're also going to ASSC in June! Megan will be chairing a Symposium with Steve Fleming, Jorge Morales, Mike Shadlen, and Johannes Fahrenfort, and co-chairing a Tutorial on computational modeling with Brian Odegaard

January 2019 

paper with Matthias Michel and many others is accepted for publication in Nature Human Behaviour

paper with JD Knotts and Hakwan Lau is accepted at Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

November 2018 

CNNS was a great success! 80+ attendees, 10 contributed talks, 11 posters, and 3 excellent keynotes. see you all next year! 

paper on current challenges in the science of consciousness (first author: Matthias Michel) is out in Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness research

Vanessa Ceja and Mehdi Orouji *officially* join the lab

October 2018 

welcome to PhD student Kimia Yaghoubi

welcome to rotation students Shaida Abachi, Vanessa Ceja, Shaurov Das, and Mehdi Orouji

we continue to prep for the Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium, next month here at UCR

September 2018 

Megan gives a talk at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin, Germany

Megan gives a talk at the Sackler Center for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK

paper with Ling Qi Zhang and Ladan Shams is accepted for publication at PeerJ

August 2018 

Megan spends 2 weeks in Japan at ATR visiting collaborators in the Department of Decoded Neurofeedback

Megan teaches at the Computational Sensory Motor (CoSMo) summer school with Larry Maloney, hosted by Konrad Kording, Gunnar Blohm, and Paul Schrater

July 2018 

with Brian Maniscalco, Brian Odegaard, and Jorge Morales, Megan receives a subaward via Duke University SSNaP from the Templeton Foundation for the collaborative project titled "The functions of consciousness: on the initiation of action"

paper with JD Knotts and Hakwan Lau is accepted at Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics!

Olenka Castaneda & Tammi Tang join the lab

June 2018 

Megan & Brian Odegaard teach a workshop on computational modeling at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC) annual meeting in Krakow, Poland.  Megan also gives a talk there

Megan receives a UCR Omnibus Travel Only Award to present the project titled "Decoding the neural correlates of objective versus subjective perception using human intracranial electrocorticography" at ASSC

Megan receives a UCR Regents Faculty Fellowship for the project titled "Cross-Species Universalities in Uncertainty Computations"

Megan chairs the UC Systemwide Bioenginering Symposium Neuroengineering track here at UCR

May 2018 

Megan & Kalina Michalska (UCR Psychology) receive a UCR Research and Development Collaborative Seed Grant, titled "Neural representation overlap may underlie abnormal fear learning in anxious youth." find out about 2018 funded programs here

March 2018 

Megan gives a talk at the COSYNE workshops in Breckenridge, CO.

Megan receives a UCR Teaming Mini-Grant with co-PIs Xiaoping Hu, Aaron Seitz, Ed Korzus, Eddie Zagha, Khaleel Razak, and Amit Roy-Chowdhury, for the project entitled "Southern California Computational Neuroimaging and Neuroengineering Symposium".  we'll run the symposium in the fall here at UCR

January 2018 

new paper on decoding monkey superior colliculus with first author Dr. Brian Odegaard is out in PNAS

Brian Maniscalco joins the lab

November 2017 

Megan presents at the Real-Time Functional Neuroimaging and Neurofeedback conference in Nara, Japan

December 2017 

Megan gives a keynote talk at the Hong Kong Cognitive Science Meeting

July 2017 

Siva Rajananda joins the lab

this is the very beginning of the lab!